New R User Group in Milan
Italy now has three local R user groups, thanks to the recent formation of MilanoR in the city of Milan. Founded by R consulting company Quantide's Andrea Spanò, R-core member and University of Milan professor Stefano Iacus, and quantitative consultant Daniele Amberti, MilanoR will be a forum to "exchange knowledge, learn and share tricks and techniques, and provide R beginners with an opportunity to meet more experienced users".
The first meeting will be on May 8, and will feature a talk by Stefano Iacus on the "Past, Present and Future of R". The group is looking for suggestions for future talks and presenters, so if you're in the Milan area (or know another R user who is), please get in touch via the MilanoR website.